At some point of life, failures bring us down. But that’s not what defines us. They are nothing but the stepping stones to success. Just like us, many famous Indians had to go through the same phases of struggle and take a leap of faith beyond failure. That’s how they proved themselves and not let failure come into the way of making it big in their lives. Here are the stories of 10 inspiring Indians who never bowed down to failure and emerged a winner in life –
- Amitabh Bachchan
He witnessed meteoric rise at one point in time in his acting career but also faced downfall due to his production house, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL). He was almost bankrupt but didn’t give up and proved his mettle with his consistent efforts.
- Ratan Tata
His futuristic approach wasn’t appreciated well as the Chairman back in 1991. The start of his career was rocky and two companies under him got bankrupt. Despite constant failures, he didn’t stop making efforts and he is a global figure today.
- Narendra Modi
He had humble beginnings as chai vendor yet his lack of experience didn’t stand in the way of making him the most successful leader till date.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Born in a farmer family in UP, he worked as a chemist, watchman and a struggling theater artist. His never say never attitude landed him up with a movie Peepli Live and that’s how his destiny took a sharp turn.
- Smriti Irani
Hers is a tale of rags to riches. The girl who got her break as the waitress at McDonalds became India’s most loved small screen actor after playing as Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. That didn’t stop here and she went on to join politics and becoming HRD minister today, with no professional education.
- Dhirubhai Ambani
The founder of Reliance, Dhirubhai Ambani had humble beginnings. He moved to Yemen at the age of 16 and worked as a clerk. To follow his calling, he risked it all and came to India to set up business with his close friend. With the clash of ideologies, his friend decided to split while Ambani continued his work with determination and look where he is today!
- Ramesh Babu
This barber from Bangalore owns a Rolls Royce and a fleet of 67 alternative cars. The Billionaire barber started small to eventually become a favorite of Bollywood and Tollywood stars. His father passed away when he was only 7 and grew up on a single meal a day.
- Kailash Katkar
The man behind Quickheal Technologies Pvt. Ltd., he was born in a small village and worked all his way up to be the CEO of this 200cr business.
- P C Mustafa
A coolie’s son who didn’t give up to the circumstances and decided to become an entrepreneur. Today his company ID Fresh produces fresh dosa and idli batter to cater to a large volume of people.
- Patricia Narayan
She battled a failed marriage, took care of two kids while selling eateries from a mobile cart on the Marina Beach. Today she owns her own restaurant chain and was also awarded ‘Ficci entrepreneur of the year’.